>>>> [log in to unmask] 24-6-04 18:42:07 >>>
>> Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 17:56:01 +0200
>> From: Theo van Veen <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Sorry, no. We shouldn't encourage people to write bad clients.
>>> For all the same reason that we keep beating up on poor Theo :-)
>>> You are
>> What is that reason? :-)
>Because if we encourage people to write bad clients, they will! With
>all the obvious consequences in loss of interoperability.
I am in favour of lowering the implementation barrier for clients but
I don't think that is the same as encouraging people to write bad
clients. Maybe it helps bad client writers to write better clients -:)
Increasing the implementation barrier makes it more difficult to write